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Apr 27, 2017

The key to finding alien life will be locating ‘new quackers’

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A new “super-Earth” some 40 light-years away has been deemed the best candidate in the search for signs of life, but don’t go high-fiving strangers on the street just yet.

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Apr 26, 2017

Why Haven’t We Met Aliens Yet? Because They’ve Evolved into AI

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Happy #Alien Day. Here’s my trilogy of alien stories for Vice. I’ll start by listing #2 first for those who only have time for one, but they do go in chronological order: 2) https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/why-havent-we-met…ed-into-ai & 1) https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-internet-will…wake-it-up & 3) (covered recently by the History Channel): https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-language-of-a…cipherable #transhumanism


While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with his search for the tiny insect. He told me his goal was to discover a new species of ant, in hopes it might be named after him one day.

Whenever I look up at the stars at night pondering the cosmos, I think of my ant collector friend, kneeling in the jungle with a magnifying glass, scouring the earth. I think of him, because I believe in aliens—and I’ve often wondered if aliens are doing the same to us.

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Apr 20, 2017

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.

This new, big, dense planet is rocky, like Earth, and has the right temperatures for water, putting it in the habitable zone for life, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

It’s the fifth such life-possible planet outside our solar system revealed in less than a year, but still relatively nearby Earth. Rocky planets within that habitable zone of a star are considered the best place to find evidence of some form of life.

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Apr 20, 2017

‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ Director Ridley Scott Launches VR Film Division

Posted by in categories: alien life, augmented reality, entertainment, virtual reality

Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), the film production company of famed director Ridley Scott, is launching RSA VR, a new division dedicated to the production of high-end immersive films using VR, AR, and mixed reality. Scott and co. is known for work on acclaimed films such as Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), and more throughout his career as a director now going on 40 years.

RSA today announced the launch of RSA VR, a formalization and expansion of RSA’s recent work in VR space which has included the production of The Martian VR Experience (2016) and a forthcoming Alien: Covenant experience.

In a prepared release, the studio calls RSA VR, “a new division dedicated exclusively to the creative development and production of VR, AR and mixed media.”

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Apr 17, 2017

Earth Port One

Posted by in categories: alien life, sustainability

Architecture has evolved and has become much more than just a design realized in concrete and modern building material. It has been transformed to help humanity in achieving all kinds of sustainability.

The eVolo Magazine for Architecture has been organizing another round of Skyscraper Competition in 2017 to honor those visionaries that try to realize a future that benefits humanity and the one Earth we all need to cherish and sustain.

Collaboration, a key not only to humanity’s future but also to every attempt we make at colonizing space or interacting with alien life. This ultimate expression of concerted participation and envisioned by Canadian architects Catherine and Celia. He has been put together in one gigantic skyscraper titled Earth Port One. The idea stems from the early electromagnetic propulsion technology but has been redefined to become Earth’s main port and a vibrant nexus where future civilizations engage.

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Apr 16, 2017

An EPIC weekend of exploration into ancient astronauts

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An EPIC weekend of exploration into ancient astronauts, extra terrestrials, human origins, crop circles, UFO sightings, false flags, anti-gravity machines, secret space program, animal mutilations, alien abduction, cosmic disclosure, contact experiences and the need to know.

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Apr 13, 2017

We are live today from the SETI Institute to discuss the role artificial intelligence is playing in the search for life in the universe

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Seti using #AI to find ET.


Join IBM’s Graham Mackintosh, SETI Institute CEO Bill Diamond, and SETI Institute Board of Trustees member Jonathan Knowles as we talk about using machine learning to help better understand the volumes of data collected by the SETI Institute Allen Telescope Array.

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Apr 12, 2017

Amazon Web Services plays role in NASA’s first ultra-HD live video from space

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NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson stars in the highest-resolution video ever broadcast live from the International Space Station, bur Amazon Web Services plays a supporting role.

Wednesday’s 4K ultra-high-definition live stream, set to start at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET), makes use of a UHD-capable video encoder from AWS Elemental that was sent up to the space station just last December aboard a Japanese cargo craft.

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Apr 10, 2017

Magnetic Fields Likely Make Or Break Life As We Know It

Posted by in categories: alien life, particle physics

Like raging Piranha, solar wind particles apparently can and do strip many rocky planets of most of their atmospheres. At least those that have lost their global magnetic fields.

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Apr 8, 2017

The Military is Prepping for Space Wars

Posted by in categories: alien life, military

Excellent idea! but we need to point the weapons away from earth to shoot down Asteroids / bad aliens and form The Earth Defense Directorate. (The Earth Defense Directorate is the ficticious unified military command of the planet Earth in the 25th century. (Buck Rogers) It encompasses both ground forces (who wear white uniforms and use traditional army ranks, such as Major and Colonel) and a naval force which operates Earth’s starships (such as the Searcher) and whose officers and crew wear blue uniforms and have naval ranks.)


The U.S. military is preparing for IRL Star Wars.

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